Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, the wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, indicated that a 100-year-old tree went down at the Florida Governor’s Mansion. She noted that she was at home with her three children at the time, but nobody was hurt.
“100 year old oak tree falls on the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee — Mason, Madison, Mamie and I were home at the time, but thankfully no one was injured. Our prayers are with everyone impacted by the storm,” she wrote to caption a photo of the tree.
When asked about the fallen tree, the governor said that his wife had called and informed him that the old tree split in half. He said he didn’t know that the tree “fell on, like, the residence per se,” noting that he thought it had been a “little bit off to the side.”
The Sunshine State was just hit by Hurricane Idalia, and Ron DeSantis, who is running in the Republican presidential primary, has warned against looting. “You never know what’s behind that door,” he said, suggesting that looters could encounter individuals who can “defend themselves and their families.”
Many people responded to Casey DeSantis’ post by noting that they were glad nobody had been hurt.
“Thank God everyone is okay. @GovRonDeSantis is away working around the clock for the people of Florida while a tree is laying on his home. Praying for all impacted by the storm,” DeSantis campaign manager James Uthmeier wrote.
But some commenters spewed venom in response to Casey DeSantis’ post.
Someone suggested the tree “should have fallen on you and meatball.”
“Idalia left a warning for Satan DeSantis,” another response read.
“When even mother natures hates your husband,” another individual wrote.
“I think this is the sign you’ve been waiting for Casey. Your campaign is broken. God does not like Ron,” someone else wrote.
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